Ira is a lifelong resident of central Vermont and fifth-generation Vermonter. He retired from the State of Vermont, where he was Director of Financial Operation for several departments.
Ira and his wife, Cindy, maintained the Dean Trail on Camel’s Hump for 25 years before switching to the Barnes Loop Trail last year. For the past three years, they have been the volunteer coordinators for Barnes Camp Visitor and Hiker Information Center at Smugglers’ Notch. Ira is also on GMC’s Budget and Finance, Trail Management, and Capital Campaign committees.
Ira and Cindy have completed two Long Trail section hikes. Ira is a member of the New England Four Thousand Footer Club and has six peaks left to finish the New England One Hundred Highest. He now takes his two young grandsons hiking in the Green Mountains and in North Carolina.